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Fiddler on the Roof - a Blessing on Your Head

During the first few years I lived here, I often went to the theater.  However, after awhile, I stopped going because most of the productions were amateur and of inferior quality.  So I ignored  a friend's recommendation to see Fiddler on the Roof at the Cameri Theater in Tel Aviv.  But she was persistent; for that, I owe her a debt of gratitude.  The production which was first staged one year ago in honor of Israel's 60th birthday was meant to be a limited run - 60 shows in honor of Israel's 60th year.   The show was such a smashing success that it has been continued indefinitely.To put it simply, this is the best I have seen in Israeli theater.  The sets, costumes, staging and performances could all rival a Broadway production (without the Broadway price ticket).  The show dialogue (including all musical scores) is in Hebrew. On certain days, the Cameri provides simultaneous English translation. Truth is that the dialogue and scores are so true to the English version tha…

Roladin factory tour

One more fun factory tour is the tour of Roladin which is a family-owned business that has several cafes/bakeries around the country.   The tours are offered during vacation periods such as Chanukah and Purim.  The tours are located in the factory which is located in Kadima (small town about twenty minutes north of Raanana).  It is a perfect combination - a short and interesting movie, a quick and informative tour of the factory and a baking activity at the end of the tour that is connected to the time of the visit. We visited around Purim time so we made hamentaschen (Hamen's ears).   And, of course, at the end there is a Roladin cafe where fresh baked goods can be purchased. This is a nice tour for families.
Roladin - 09-899-1001- tours must be booked in advance